The Hot Rod Magazine/In-N-Out Burger 70th Anniversary Show
A VERY SPECIAL YEAR
1948 was a very special year in Southern California. The first issue of Hot Rod Magazine was published in January in Los Angeles. Twenty miles away in Baldwin Park, another first was happening. Harry Snyder and his wife Esther introduced California’s first drive-thru hamburger stand that they named In-N-Out Burger. Both of these businesses grew to be giants in their respective industries through hard work and dedication and by providing a product of the highest quality.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE ANNIVERSARY PARTY
You can imagine the excitement it generated when these two titans decided to join together to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. This wasn’t going to be a quiet, simple celebration. Instead, it was going to be a birthday bash, complete with hot rods, drag racing, and great food. No ordinary place could hold this venue, so it was decided that it would be held at the massive Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, home of the Auto Club Raceway.
The gates opened at 8am, and by mid-day, over 2,000 cars had shown up. The dragstrip was busy, with constant flow of racecars, along with exhibition runs from famous cars occurring throughout the day. No In-N-Out party would be complete without burgers, and they did not disappoint. They showed up with TEN 18-wheeled lunch trucks, staffed with nearly 400 employees. The food lines were long, but in typical In-N-Out fashion, they were quick to get people fed.
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A BIG THANKS
A big thanks to all at Hot Rod Magazine and In-N-Out who put on this fantastic show! Here’s a sneak peek to a couple of people who just might be on the Round Six Podcast in the very near future.